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The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative holds monthly online auctions during the first 10 days of each month, hosted by BenefitBidding.com. Below are the August auction quilts. We are grateful to our auction hosts, Mary and Lloyd Cooper who donate their time and online auction site so that 100% of the money raised goes to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! Thank you! All profits fund Alzheimer's research.

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The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is classified as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All profits are used to fund research.

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Opening Bid  :  $40.00
Current Bid  :  $50.00
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5064 - The Story of Iris

Judy Leathers
Pelham, AL    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Thread sketch of Iris is done on sheer fabric and fused to the background. Photo transfer and cotton fabric are appliquéd and quilted by machine.

Artist's Statement: Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was a famous British writer and I always watched for her novels. Why they stopped coming was mystery to me. I wondered why she wasn't writing. I found the answer when I saw the movie "Iris" (2001) The movie was based on her husband John Bayley's memories of their lives as she developed Alzheimer's. (A picture of the couple is shown in the quilt.) The movie was a devastating account of the decline of a wonderful, intelligent and witty woman. What still haunts me is the terror Iris felt and the look in her eyes. That is what I hoped to capture in my quilt. Today there are dementia centers in Ireland and England in her name.
Judy Leathers

Dedication: For everyone helping to fight this disease in any way possible.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.